World Bank Group General Counsel to visit Ghana

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World Bank Senior Vice-President and Group General Counsel, Sandie Okoro is on a four-day mission to Ghana, after which she will visit Liberia.

Ms Sandie Okoro’s mission is expected to enable her understand how World Bank-financed programmes and projects were working on the ground.
It will also afford her the opportunity to learn how the bank’s recently decentralised legal services were working and how they could better support government’s banks programmes. 
A statement issued by the World Bank in Accra said Ms Okoro would be accompanied by the Chief Counsel of the World Bank’s Africa Region, Ms Sheila Braka Musiime. 
In Ghana, she will pay courtesy calls on the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo; and Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to discuss agile strategies the bank and government could employ in Ghana, and to learn about the justice sector’s accomplishments and challenges. 
Ms Okoro will also participate in a roundtable discussion on ‘The Political Economy [email protected]: Reflections on Democracy and Development and Gender-Based Violence and Law Reforms’, and also visit the Climate Innovation Centre at Ashesi University, to interact with beneficiaries of the project and discuss the dividends they have reaped from the project. 
Profile of Sandie Okoro
Sandie, a British national, is a highly regarded thought leader with a strong track record of developing new legal approaches in the field of international finance. 
She currently serves as the principal adviser and spokesperson on all legal matters for the World Bank Group. She is the legal advisor to the board, management, the Inspection Panel, and the CEO of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Programme. 
Prior to joining the bank, she served as the Deputy General Counsel of HSBC Retailing Banking and Wealth Management, and a member of the Executive Management Committee of HSBC Global Asset Management. 
She had been appointed to the Management Board and Panel of Experts of The Hague-based Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance, which assists with the settlement of international disputes of complex financial transactions. 
She played a leadership role during the financial crisis, particularly in respect to the mitigation of counterparty risk exposure. 
She has been recognised for her work and volunteer efforts, most recently in July 2016 when she was named as one of the 100 Women to Watch by the Female FTSE Board.

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